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  1. CCB to switch focus to financial services

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing China Construction Bank Corp will embrace promising opportunities in the commodities market and bond and stock financing services, chairman Guo Shuqing said. CCB, the world's second-largest lender by market capitalisation, would 'speed up reform' by reducing its reliance on loans and move into other financial services, Guo said. 'We are not very ...

  2. Fonts of excellent financial planners

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... went to Convoy Financial Services in the independent financial advisory (IFA) sector, Manulife (International) for insurance, and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) among the banking industry ... John Cremer The spotlight naturally falls on the individual finalists during the SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards, but within the industry another category is watched almost as closely. ...

  3. Hedge funds get rich on the back of the world's financial blunders

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... incentives and culture are ultimately less flawed than those of other financial institutions.' In Mallaby's view, 'whereas large parts of the financial system have proved too big ... Unfortunately, in any financial crisis, the government would be blamed and would have to pay, irrespective of heavy or light regulation. While hedge funds are not of public concern if they remain small, ...

  4. Equals in the fund management game

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... investment conditions during the financial turmoil. HSBC Global Asset Management has US$453.4 billion of assets under management globally, and about US$140 billion of assets are invested in emerging ... her new life in Hong Kong. How was it that you studied maths and accountancy but became a fund manager? I wanted something more dynamic. The financial market is fast-moving. I like the idea ...

  5. Which side of the fence?

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines moneypost@scmp.com By any standards, Bill Miller did a remarkable job for investors in the US-based Legg Mason Value Trust fund. During the 15 years up to 2005, he managed to outperform the S&P 500 Index by a respectable margin, and in r ...

  6. Hanging in the balance: flexible fund should help

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter Guy moneypost@scmp.com Citigroup First Investment Management and Bosera Asset Management (International) have teamed up to form the China Balanced Fund. They say the fund combines the security of investing in a regulated structure incorporating the ...

  7. Consultant says 4 firms on verge of liquidation

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com At least four mutual funds on the mainland are facing liquidation, spelling more trouble for the already beleaguered sector. According to Shenzhen Zhonglu Investment Consulting, 10 equity- focused mutual funds have ...

  8. It's never too early to think about retirement

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis For youngsters with decades until retirement, the thought of investing for the distant future is an alien concept. However, financial planners say the mantra of 'it's never too early to start investing' really works, by creating financial stability and banishing money worries. Perseus Lam Ching-wang, chief wealth management adviser at Convoy Financial ...

  9. Guarded approach

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Asian property investors are the most conservative in the world, with the lowest risk appetite, although 65 per cent are likely to expand their real estate portfolio in the next six months, according to a survey on investor sentiment by Colliers Internati ...

  10. Banks warned on risk of underground lending

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) was cited by the official Financial News as saying yesterday. P2P lending involves individuals or 'peers' using online platforms without the intermediation of a traditional financial institution. The regulator said banks should guard against people lending out money acquired from banks through P2P platforms to the grey market. They should ...




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